The career possibilities are endless.

With a working knowledge of health policy and health law, you are prime for a slew of career options to improve health equity and access. Here is a sample of positions to inspire and inform.

Focus: Law

Policy Innovators

Policy Innovators

Effect and shape change as a policy maker, reformer, developer or analyst. You’ll develop, introduce, enact or modify laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State or Federal level. Join a think tank or other private organization or dive deeper at the government level.

$81,000
starting salary
15%
employment growth rate

In-House Counsel

In-House Counsel

No matter the field—high-tech, biologic device manufacturer, health informatics, insurance—keeping an organization in compliance with health policy will be key as new legislation comes to the fore. Particularly as new drug and medical devices are developed, ensuring that these products meet with regulatory standards and procedures will be critical.

$93,000
starting salary
26%
employment growth rate

Insurance Company Administrator

Insurance Company Administrator

Whether it’s the continuation of the Affordable Care Act or a different set of laws, health insurance and its myriad complexities will continually need to be assessed and acted upon. In this role, you’ll need to be able to read, synthesize and enact changes to health insurance to ensure that your company is in compliance.

$46,000
starting salary
13%
employment growth rate

Focus: Clinical

Hospital or Health Care Facility Administrator

Hospital or Health Care Facility Administrator

In this leadership role, you are in charge of planning, directing and coordinating medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies or similar organizations.

$81,000
starting salary
15%
employment growth rate

Health Care Consultant

Health Care Consultant

With your depth of knowledge, serve as a resource to health care organizations by providing and managing their health education programs. Your work will benefit individuals, families and their communities to maximize and maintain health lifestyles.

$81,000
starting salary
15%
employment growth rate

Health Informatics Officer

Health Informatics Officer

As more health organizations are switching to electronic health records, what safety and privacy policies are in place to ensure that a patient’s medical history is securely transmitted? What about wearable devices that sends data to the Cloud? In this role, you’ll compile, process and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients that is consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements.

$46,000
starting salary
18%
employment growth rate

Focus: Public Health

Health Advocate

Health Advocate

In this leadership role, you are in charge of planning, directing and coordinating medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies or similar organizations.

$81,000
starting salary
15%
employment growth rate

Philanthropy

Philanthropy

Take an active role in your community by pursuing means to promote healthy living. This could take shape as conducting outreach to implement public health programs that promote, maintain and improve individual and community health. You could be tasked in providing information on resources, social support and counseling. Use your data analysis skills to help locate community health gaps.

$40,000
starting salary
26%
employment growth rate